Thursday, 30 April 2009

Another blow for regional media

Yet another blow for regional media with the announcement this week that Manchester Evening News publisher MEN Media is looking to cut 41 jobs from its local TV station Channel M.

Up to 41 out of 74 full-time staff face redundancy as it seeks to cut costs at the loss-making venture.

Described as "deeply regrettable but ... unavoidable", the decision comes a month after MEN Media announced that it would be closing all editorial offices of its 22 weekly newspapers in the north-west and axing up to 150 jobs across these titles and its flagship daily Manchester Evening News, including 78 editorial roles.

Challenging times for those in the PR industry who use this traditional communications channel to identify alternatives.


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